Parisian Inch

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Parisian Inch

Postby gullydirt » Sat Jan 10, 2004 9:56 am

I've just run across this archaic unit..Does anyone know it's origin? :? :?:
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Re: Parisian Inch

Postby Knight » Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:16 pm

gullydirt wrote:I've just run across this archaic unit..Does anyone know it's origin? :? :?:

I believe its a reference to the French Royal inch, or the pouce.

The pouce (English translation = inch or thumb) is a french unit of length. There were 12 pouces to the pied but since the pied had various equivalents at different times, so did the pouce. A 1853 book has it equal to 1.09 inches or 0.0277 meters.
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